ASTM-E2230 Standard Practice for Thermal Qualification of Type B Packages for Radioactive Material

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Standard Practice for Thermal Qualification of Type B Packages for Radioactive Material



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1.1 This practice defines detailed methods for thermal qualification of “Type B” radioactive materials packages under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71 (10CFR71) in the United States or, under International Atomic Energy Agency Regulation TS-R-1. Under these regulations, packages transporting what are designated to be Type B quantities of radioactive material shall be demonstrated to be capable of withstanding a sequence of hypothetical accidents without significant release of contents.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3 This standard is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

1.4 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.


furnace testing; nuclear transportation package; pool fire; radiant heat; thermal qualification; ICS Number Code 13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods); 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.07 (Building Seals and Sealants; Fire Standards; Dimension Stone)

12.01 (Nuclear Energy (I))

To find similar documents by classification:

13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods Including performance requirements for dangerous goods, their handling, storage, transportation, marking, labelling, etc. Nuclear fissile materials, see 27.120.30 Explosives, see 71.100.30)

55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories Including wrappers, paper, films, foils, cords, sealing devices, cushioning, etc. Adhesive tapes for general purposes, see 83.180)

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